It occurred to me that there's no way I'll finish another book, buy more music, or watch another movie or entire TV series before the end of the day, so it's time to post these lists. I've been diligent at tracking the books, but as far as music and movies go, I probably forgot a few. Is it sad that 25 books in one year is more books than I've completed in the past few years combined? I was hoping to get to 30, but no such luck. I'm in the middle of several books right now, so I included them at the bottom. You'll note that about half of these books are non-fiction and are almost all books I borrowed from Frank. I may not have walked away from that relationship with a boyfriend, but I did walk away with a love for non-fiction.

1. Atonement by Ian McEwan (January)
2. Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon (January)
3. Why Moms Are Weird by Pamela Ribon (February)
4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (March)
5. I Am America (And So Can You)! by Stephen Colbert (March)
6. Billion-Dollar Kiss: The Kiss That Saved DAWSON'S CREEK and Other Adventures in TV Writing by Jeffrey Stepakoff (March)
7. The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey (April)
8. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (April)
9. Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman (May)
10. Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman (May)
11. Golden by Cameron Dokey (May)
12. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini (June)
13. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (July)
14. Before Midnight, A Retelling of "Cinderella" by Cameron Dokey (July)
15. Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey (July)
16. Escape by Carolyn Jessop (August)
17. What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman (August)
18. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman? by Richard P. Feynman (August)
19. Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall (August)
20. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (September)
21. The Awakening by Kate Chopin (September)
22. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell (September)
23. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder (October/November)
24. The Shack by William P. Young (November)
25. The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney (December)
26. Chalice by Robin McKinley (not yet completed)
27. The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design by Richard Dawkins (not yet completed))
28. The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture by N.T. Wright (not yet completed)


1. Juno soundtrack (January)
2. Paramore Riot! (February)
3. Legally Blonde: The Musical (February)
4. Jon Foreman Fall and Winter EPs (February)
5. She and Him Volume One (April)
6. Kate Voegele Don't Look Away (April)
7. Rilo Kiley - all four albums (May)
8. Dresden Dolls - No Virginia (May)
9. Conor Oberst self-titled solo album (August)
10. Amanda Palmer Who Killed Amanda Palmer (September)
11. Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue (September)
12. Jon Foreman Sprin and Summer EPs (November)
13. Missy Higgins On A Clear Night (December)
14. Casting Crowns Peace on Earth (December)
15. Sixpence None the Richer The Dawn of Grace (December)

1. Juno (January)
2. Jane Eyre - 2006 version (January)
3. Paris, Je T'Aime (January)
4. Atonement (January)
5. 27 Dresses (January)
6. The Namesake (February)
7. The Bucket List (February)
8. The Godfather (March)
9. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (March)
10. 3:10 To Yuma (April)
11. Team America World Police (May)
12. Iron Man (May)
13. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May)
14. Prince Caspian (May)
15. Notorious (May)
16. Across the Universe (May)
17. What's Up, Doc? (June)
18. Get Smart (June)
19. La Vie en Rose (July)
20. The X-Files: I Want To Believe (July)
21. Transformers (July)
22. The Dark Knight (August)
23. The Other Boelyn Girl (August)
24. Mama Mia (September)
25. Baby Mama (September)
26. Eagle Eye (October)
27. Bolt (November)
28. Birds of America (December)
29. Grace is Gone (December)


1. Arrested Development
2. The X-Files
3. Sports Night
4. Friends
5. How I Met Your Mother
6. Samantha Who
7. Bosom Buddies
8. Grey's Anatomy (Seasons 1 and 2)
9. Bones (All of Season 1, some of Seasons 2 and 3, and all of Season 4 so far)
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From: [identity profile] erries.livejournal.com


25 books is good! I only made it to 15. My aunt said she was going for a hundred - but "only" made it to 90. Must be nice to sit at home all day and have nothing better to do than read! :P

I noticed that you're reading The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design; the title is intriguing and makes me really REALLY want to recommend one I just finished two days ago, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Have-Enough-Faith-Atheist/dp/1581345615/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224869065&sr=1-1) by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek. It is SO awesome.

From: [identity profile] xphilehb.livejournal.com


I will definitely have to check out your book recommendation. It looks to be about the exact opposite about the evolution book I'm reading right now because the author, Richard Dawkins, is an athiest. But it's one of those things where I have all these questions about evolution, so I decided I'd read this book, see what it has to say, and start forming my own opinions about some things.

From: [identity profile] sillyzilly2k.livejournal.com


Nice book count!

I may not have walked away from that relationship with a boyfriend, but I did walk away with a love for non-fiction.

Hee! This makes me smile, both because it's funny and because it's awesome.
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